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Local Government Law

Local Government Lawyers in McHenry County

Municipalities and local governments can trust that, with our services, they can protect their interests and efficiently resolve legal matters so that they can move on to other concerns. We understand that management and governing is complex and time consuming. It is our job to help local governments resolve matters quickly so that they can continue to shape policy objectives and focus on positive change instead of litigation or legal technicalities.

Our attorneys advise local government entities throughout Illinois area regarding various legal issues, such as statutory compliance and provide training for newly elected or appointed public officials.

The attorneys at Prime Law Group, LLC draft and negotiate a wide range of legal instruments, including leases and intergovernmental contracts on behalf of municipal clients. In addition, the attorneys are equipped to assist their clients in the preparation of proposed legislation, ordinances, resolutions, as well as with the creation and revision of the clients’ own internal policies and bylaws.

Stressing practical advice to elected officials and supervisory employees, our attorneys provide in-house and on-site seminars for our clients. From simple questions regarding the proper conduct of public meetings to complex issues involving litigation defense, large scale labor negotiations with the uniformed services to compliance with competitive bidding procedures for multi-million dollar contracts, Prime Law Group, attorneys rely on their years of experience to provide their public entity clients with professional, efficient, and trustworthy representation of their unique legal needs and interests.”

OUR MUNICIPAL LAW ATTORNEYS REPRESENT:

    • Counties

    • Fire districts

    • Municipalities

    • Townships

    • Other taxing districts

    • Zoning hearing boards

Our lawyers serve as general counsel and as special counsel to public entities and represent your interests in all venues - before Federal, state and local courts; state agencies; and other administrative bodies. Our attorneys offer substantive expertise in all areas of municipal law. We have handled numerous matters on behalf of our public clients throughout the years.

LEGAL SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO GOVERNMENT ENTITIES INCLUDE:

    • Representation at council meetings

    • Drafting of contracts and agreements

    • Labor agreements and negotiations

    • Arbitration

    • Budgeting

    • Construction matters

    • Open Meetings Act

    • Freedom of Information Act

    • Contract negotiations

    • Bid questions

    • Land use and zoning issues, including enforcement and appeals

    • Reduction in staff

    • Subdivision and land development

    • Ordinances

    • Resolutions

    • Commercial real estate development

    • Eminent domain

    • Collections

    • Contract preparation and interpretation

    • Code enforcement

    • Personnel matters

    • Redevelopment plans adoptions and amendments

    • Property acquisition strategy and negotiations

    • Issuance of bonds

    • General plan updates and amendments

    • Tax Increment Financing issues (TIF)

We understand the importance of staying up to date on the latest developments in state law. As developments arise we advise you on how the law pertains to your local government. Many of our attorneys hold memberships in the municipal law section of the Illinois State Bar Association. Further, we regularly attend seminars on municipal topics, both on a state and local level, and subscribe to several municipal law publications.

Our municipal law practice is designed to provide thorough and practical legal advice to entities faced with a wide variety of legal and governmental issues. Our efforts are designed to support local officials by offering them guidance, but only when needed. Further, we provide legal representation with an approach that is also fair to citizens and sensitive to their concerns.

The leaders of today’s municipalities need sound legal advice that can anticipate and address the requirements of today’s challenges. Let Prime Law Group, LLC provide you with the service and commitment that your municipality needs to successfully serve its constituents.